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Transactions with Owners And Related Parties
12 Months Ended
Sep. 30, 2012
Transactions with Owners And Related Parties

NOTE 8—TRANSACTIONS WITH OWNERS AND RELATED PARTIES

Distributions to Owners, Net

In the ordinary course of business, the Company makes cash advances in the form of distributions to Perpetual. At present, the primary source of repayment of the net advances from the Company is through the ability of the Company to pay dividends or make other distributions. There is no immediate intent for these amounts to be repaid. Accordingly, such amounts have been treated as a reduction of stockholder’s investment and described as “distributions” in the accompanying consolidated balance sheets. The weighted average amount of non-interest bearing advances outstanding was $474,338, $483,381and $494,791 during Fiscal 2010, 2011, and 2012 respectively.

On November 13, 2009, the equity interests of POLITICO were distributed to Perpetual. See Note 7.

The operations of the Company are included in a consolidated federal income tax return and certain combined state income tax returns filed by Perpetual. The Company is charged by Perpetual and makes payments to Perpetual for federal and combined state income taxes, which are computed in accordance with the terms of a tax sharing agreement between the Company and Perpetual.

 

The components of distributions to owners and the related activity during Fiscal 2010, 2011 and 2012 consist of the following:

 

     Distributions
to Owners
and Dividends
     Federal and
State  Income
Tax Receivable
(Payable)
    Net
Distributions
to Owners
 

Balance as of September 30, 2009

   $ 478,818       $ (2,045   $ 476,773   

Cash advances to Perpetual

     5,905           5,905   

Repayment of cash advances from Perpetual

     —             —     

Charge for federal and state income taxes

        (9,272     (9,272

Payment of income taxes

        11,317        11,317   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of September 30, 2010

     484,723         —          484,723   

Cash advances to Perpetual

     8,310           8,310   

Repayment of cash advances from Perpetual

     —             —     

Charge for federal and state income taxes

        (6,411     (6,411

Payment of income taxes

        6,411        6,411   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of September 30, 2011

     493,033         —          493,033   

Cash advances to Perpetual

     17,913           17,913   

Repayment of cash advances from Perpetual

     —             —     

Charge for federal and state income taxes

        (15,878     (15,878

Payment of income taxes

        15,878        15,878   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Balance as of September 30, 2012

   $ 510,946       $ —        $ 510,946   
  

 

 

    

 

 

   

 

 

 

Subsequent to September 30, 2012 and through December 13, 2012 the Company made net distributions to owners of $30,000.

Other Transactions with Related Parties

During the years ended September 30, 2010 and September 30, 2012, the Company earned interest income from Perpetual of $215 and $328, respectively, as a result of making advances of tax payments in accordance with the terms of the tax sharing agreement between the Company and Perpetual. No advances of tax payments were made during the year ended September 30, 2011.

The Company paid management fees of $600 to Perpetual for each of the years ended September 30, 2010, 2011 and 2012.

The Company has entered into various agreements with Irides, LLC (Irides) to provide the Company’s stations with certain website design, hosting and maintenance services. Irides is an indirect subsidiary of Perpetual. The Company paid fees of $330, $360 and $366 to Irides during the years ended September 30, 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively. These fees are included in television operating expenses in the consolidated statements of operations. The Company also provides certain office space to Irides. Charges for this space totaled $154, $159 and $163 for the years ended September 30, 2010, 2011 and 2012, respectively, and such amounts are included as an offset to television operating expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.

Subsequent to the distribution of the equity interests of POLITICO to Perpetual on November 13, 2009 (see Note 7), POLITICO has provided the Company with certain website development services. The Company was charged $739 for such services during the period from November 14, 2009 through September 30, 2010. Of this amount, $495 was capitalized and $244 was included in television operating expenses in the consolidated statements of operations. The Company was charged $520 and $163 for such services during the years ended September 30, 2011 and 2012, respectively. During the year ended September 30, 2011, $41 of the total amount was capitalized and $479 was included in television operating expenses in the consolidated statements of operations. There were no amounts capitalized during the year ended September 30, 2012. The Company also provides certain office space and facilities-related services to POLITICO. Such charges totaled $667 for the period from November 14, 2009 through September 30, 2010 and $1,054 and $1,050 for the years ended September 30, 2011 and 2012, respectively, and are included as an offset to television operating expenses in the consolidated statements of operations.